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  1. #1
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    wtf

    3 comp rack med temp Oil leak on flare fitting going into oil regulator repflare. All good x 2 days. Bam same problem, change copper line and new flare nut. All good x 2 days and it happend again. Im going crazy....

  2. #2
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    This may seem like a dumb question, but are you burring out the tubing before you make a flare?

  3. #3
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    Using oil on flare, before and after flaring? Try a new nut.

  4. #4
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    Three things...

    1: Too much elbow greese when tighting those flares. lol
    2: Vibration issue, which i doubt cause it would've been noticable
    3: Same flare nut used, maybe bad flare nut.
    bonus one: forgot to tighten flare nut !!! LOL when ya tired things happen.

  5. #5
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    Drop of loctite? Would eliminate flarenut loosening.

  6. #6
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    Go buy a factory flare with an extension and nut on it already and braze in the connection.

  7. #7
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    Check for bad compressor on that rack!

  8. #8
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    how long is this line ? Make a longer one and coil it in a couple of circles to absorb vibration.

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